I was at the DNRS seminar in the UK two weeks ago when 16 people who had collectively been suffering from debilitating and poorly understood chronic illnesses for a total of 280 years started to believe and understand that recovery is actually possible after all. It might sound too good to be true – but I remember so clearly when it happened to me too. I had accepted the reality of my chronic illness and had stopped dreaming before DNRS. So the fact that I can now travel again with ease and actually get to be at the DNRS seminar as a coach is beyond anything I could ever have dreamt of. And here’s what being at this life-changing seminar meant to me and what it could mean to anyone suffering from a mysterious, chronic illness.Read More
This is an open letter to anyone suffering from a mysterious, chronic illness. Invisible illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivity, anxiety and many others are unfortunately poorly understood, leading to even more suffering and isolation. Through this open letter, I wish to show anyone suffering from these types of illnesses that they’re not alone and that things can improve. But I know how difficult it is to believe that when you're suffering and that's why I really wish to get this message across.Read More
It had never even crossed my mind that I might one day be able to eat anything I want. From being able to eat just 8 foods at my most sensitive, I was happy to see my food choices increase gradually. But there were some foods – like corn – which I knew I would have to avoid for the rest of my life. So being able to eat things like corn again is far beyond a dream come true – because I never even dreamt it might be possible. And here's how I overcame my food sensitivities and how you can too.Read More
I was inspired to write this post after reading an excellent article by Dr. Audrey Komrij Jones about autism. I wrote it because I remember how little I knew about mysterious, chronic illnesses before I became ill myself. So here are the 15 things I would have liked you to know when I was chronically ill.Read More
Find out the number one reason it's so difficult for someone suffering from a mysterious, chronic illness to decide to give neural retraining a try. It’s the main reason I almost didn’t give it a try myself. But I’m so grateful that I did and wish that anyone suffering from similar illnesses would too. Neural retraining could give you or someone you know their life back the way it did for me.
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How would you thank someone for saving your life? After being diagnosed with a mysterious and chronic illness, I now have my life back in more ways than I could ever even dream of before. This is an open letter to thank Annie Hopper, founder of the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, for saving my life.
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Finding closed roads when we're trying to get somewhere tends to lead to frustration but can end up leading us to discover nicer routes. And here's how things changed for me by being made to take a different life path. More than anything, I learned to stop rushing through life but rather to take the time to appreciate how beautiful life is.
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After I published my open letter to Dermot, some of you asked me to also write about the experience from his point of view. This month we celebrated our second anniversary and I decided it was the perfect time to do so. So here it is: my journey and recovery from extreme food sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivity and chronic fatigue syndrome through Dermot's eyes.Read More
Being told that your illness is All. In. Your. Mind. can make living with a mysterious, chronic illness even more devastating. I know because it happened to me too. And now that I've recovered, I wanted to write about the implications of those 5 dreaded words to help anyone suffering from a similar illness to realise that it's not all in their mind and that they can recover the way I did.Read More